Alexandra Tejblum Evans

Field & Specialties

U.S. Foreign Policy
Cold War History
U.S.-Middle East Policy
Ronald Reagan and the 1980s


University of Virginia, M.A. (2015)

Vassar College, B.A. (2013) 

Alexandra T. Evans is an Ernest May Fellow in History & Policy at the Belfer Center for Science & International Affairs and a Ph.D. candidate in History at the University of Virginia. Her research explores U.S. perceptions of threat and change in the international system, with a focus on late Cold War strategy, the Middle East, and the use of force. In addition to her academic work, her writing has appeared in policy and public outlets including War on the Rocks and The Washington Post. She holds a MA degree from the University of Virginia and a B.A. with honors from Vassar College.

Current Research

Dissertation in progress: "Reagan's Middle East: Lebanon and the Evolution of U.S. Strategy, 1981-1985"

Awards & Honors

Ernest May Fellowship in History and Policy, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School (2017-2018)

Smith Richardson Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship, International Security Studies, Yale University (Declined)

Frédéric Bastiat Fellowship, Mercatus Center, George Mason University (2017-2018)      

Buckner W. Clay Fellowship, Institute of the Humanities & Global Cultures (2016-2017)

Albert Gallatin Graduate Research Fellowship, University of Virginia (2016-2017)

Silas Palmer Research Fellowship, Hoover Institution Library & Archives (2016)

Samuel Flagg Bemis Dissertation Research Grant, Society of Historians of American Foreign Relations (2016)

AHSS Summer Research Fellowship, University of Virginia (2016)

Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation Fellow (2013-2014, 2014-2015)

Virginia Swinburne Brownell Prize for Excellent Work in History, Vassar College (2013)

Courses Taught

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Spring 2016: HIST 3452 World War II    

Fall 2015: HIME 2012 Palestine 1948         

Spring 2015: HIUS 3456 History of U.S. Foreign Relations Since 1898

Fall 2014: HIEU 3442 European History from the Victorian Age to the Welfare State, 1890-1960 

Corcoran Department of History
University of Virginia
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